Inside, the apples have crisp, cream-coloured flesh.
The apples are very tart when first harvested; the taste reaches a good balance of sweetness and tart after several months of storage, and still comes out of storage crisp.
Red Prince Apples were discovered in 1994 as a chance seedling in an orchard on the German-Dutch border. It was a cross between Red Jonathan and Golden Delicious.
Red Prince Apples are named after Austrian Archduke Wilhelm Franz von Habsburg (1895 – 1948). He was nicknamed the “Red Prince” because of his left-leaning beliefs.
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Farquharson, Vanessa. The invention of an apple: The Red Prince. Toronto: National Post: 20 February 2010.
Snow, Amy. Ontario’s Red Prince apple arrives in Toronto grocery stores. Toronto: Daily Planet. 12 March 2010.